March 9, 2008

Offbeat

Not in the right spirit

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Racism in sport is not a new phenomenon, writes KN Anand in the New Indian Express.

It beats me why there is no world body in sport to initiate punitive action — I don’t mean little fines and suspension for a couple of games — on those indulging in racism in any form. It’s a hydra-headed monster with far more destructive implications than even doping. And we don’t need research to tell us whether a monkey chant is a racial taunt or a bhajan by devotees of Lord Hanuman.

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a former assistant editor at Cricinfo

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